Listen Here: These Woods (2021)


Listen Here: These Woods is an invitation to go into nature. Set to the soundtrack of the forest, of wind rustling through the leaves and birds zipping by in the branches, the forest is the dancers’ home, as they draw the audience into feeling the dynamic aliveness of the forest.

The performance becomes a beautiful exchange between forest, dance and audience, as we all momentarily share space with other living creatures in nature. At that moment, a question arises: what if, at least during these hours while we are here, we all belong in the forest? In Listen Here: These Woods, the forest is not dominated by humans, but it becomes a full collaborator to cultivate a wider sense of awareness of our surroundings and our bond with nature.

These Woods is part of the double bill Listen Here, along with Listen Here: This Cavern. The two dance performances are inspired by the work of American composer Pauline Oliveros. Through her compositions, she suggested that true listening is a vibrant and creative act. For Daniel Linehan, it is a continuation of his research on the interconnection between species, nature and environment.

Concept & choreography Daniel Linehan
Creation & performance Renaud Dallet, Gorka Gurrutxaga Arruti, Anneleen Keppens, Jean-Baptiste Portier, Louise Tanoto
Dramaturgy Ingrid Vranken
Costumes Frédérick Denis
Production Hiatus (Brussels, BE)
Coproduction Atelier de Paris / CDCN (FR), Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape, direction Yuval PICK, dans le cadre du dispositif Accueil-Studio (FR), Charleroi Danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles (BE), DE SINGEL International Arts Centre (Antwerp, BE), KAAP (Ostend, BE), Perpodium (Antwerp, BE)
Residencies Charleroi Danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles (BE), deSingel (Antwerp, BE), Kaaitheater (Brussels, BE), KAAP (Ostend, BE)
International tour planning Damien Valette (Paris, FR)

Daniel Linehan/Hiatus is Creative Associate at DE SINGEL International Arts Centre 2017-2021 (Antwerp, BE) and supported by the Flemish authorities and Tax Shelter of the Belgian federal government.

In partnership with BOS+, Hiatus contributes to the reforestation of our planet.

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  • Listen Here: These Woods 19 June 2022, 09:30
  • Listen Here: These Woods 19 June 2022, 16:30
  • Listen Here: These Woods 26 March 2022, 11:00 A forest near Leuven (tbc) - Leuven, Belgium
    Organiser: STUK
  • Listen Here: These Woods 26 March 2022, 15:30 A forest near Leuven (tbc) - Leuven, Belgium
    Organiser: STUK